Ingratitude (Innbundet)

Author:

Per Knutsen

Norwegian title: Utakk
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2006
Pages: 120
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202263171
Kategori: Romaner
Overview Utakk

Ulrik Bratt Jensen really does want to be a good person, but he is often misunderstood when he tries. And when he decides to help his new neighbours next door, everything goes completely wrong.

Per Knutsen’s Ingratitude is formulated as a letter to a lawyer from the 80-year old widower, Ulrik Bratt Jensen, who is committed to a psychiatric clinic. In the letter he explains why he just wants this particular female lawyer to represent him – these two have met before.

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Reviews from Utakk
"Enkelt, men også effektivt, utnytter Per Knutsen den ironi som oppstår når en brevskriver avslører seg selv ved å insistere på egen fortreffelighet." ,Hans H. Skei, Aftenposten
"Å lese Utakk er en blandet fornøyelse. Den er ustyrtelig morsom og samtidig meget uhyggelig. Humoren er av det beske, vemodige slaget med pekere til så vel Samuel Beckett, Kjell Askildsen og Ingvar Ambjørnsens "Elling", som til Hans Alfredsson og Tage Danielssons film "I huvet på en gammel gubbe" (1968). Uhyggen er isnende i sin blottlegging av ensomhet og rop om å bli sett."Anne Schäffer, Bergens Tidende

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Author Per Knutsen
Per Knutsen (1951–) is a writer that publishes books in i wide variety of genres, ranging from books for children and young adults to plays, thrillers and novels. In his writing you find a keen eye for nuances of life. Honesty, love, lie, lust and the ability to be true to oneself are important elements in his authorship.
In 2017 he was awarded Havmanprisen - the award for best northern Norwegian writing, for his novel Hugo´s Brother (Broren til Hugo), a novel he has received great praise for.

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